If you’re just starting out, chances are high there’s a substantial amount of debt in your financial picture. According to the American Dental Association, the average debt for all dental school graduates who owed money was $247,227. Over 30 percent of dental school graduates with student loans reported debt in excess of $300,000.
When it’s time to sign the employment agreement for your first job out of dental school will you be ready? ADA Senior Associate General Counsel Jeffrey Fraum speaks to UIC dental students about considerations when you negotiate your first employment contract.
To be completely honest, would any of us ever think about disability and life insurance if no one told us how important it is? I never thought about it until I heard a presentation at one of the ASDA conferences, and it really got me thinking. Learning about insurance is actually pretty interesting, especially disability and life insurance. While it’s something I hope none of us have to use, I’ve learned that disability and life insurance is one of the greatest assets we could have. The way I see it, getting this insurance is not only something I can do for myself but also for my family.
This episode of Let’s Talk features Christian Pearson, National Director of Dental Partnerships at Treloar & Heisel in a conversation with Jon Burns, Vice President at Bank of America Practice Solutions, a specialty division focused on providing financing to dentists who seek to establish their own practices.
It’s graduation season and the 161,000 members of the American Dental Association are thrilled to welcome the class of 2018 to the profession!
Transitioning into your life as a dentist provides you with so many opportunities to connect with colleagues at the local, state and national levels. Together, we’ll continue to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and advocate for an even stronger profession.
In a world where success or failure is measured in fractions of a millimeter, it can be daunting for dental students to extend themselves beyond their curriculum. Despite the academic rigor and physical demands of dentistry, dental school is an important time to become involved in the community and grow as a leader.
You’ve successfully enrolled into dental school and advanced to the clinic chapter of your education. Now is the time to consider residency programs—but where to start?